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Sources of information (Primarily US) for elections.
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RaceTracker
The RaceTracker project on the OpenCongress wiki tracks every election for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and state governor.

FindLaw's 2008 Election Website
Election information and commentary.


Google's Election 2008 website
Check out the candidates, interactive maps, issues, much more!

Project Vote Smart
Project Vote Smart (PVS) is a citizen's organization dedicated to serving all Americans with accurate and unbiased information for electoral decision-making.

League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters of the United States is strictly nonpartisan; it neither supports nor opposes candidates for office at any level of government. At the same time, the League is wholeheartedly political - working to influence policy through education and advocacy. It is the original grassroots citizen network, directed by the consensus of its members nationwide.

Annenberg Political Fact Check
'We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit, 'consumer advocate' for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding. The Annenberg Political Fact Check is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.'

Wonkosphere
'Wonkosphere is designed for all political writers and bloggers, media people in newspaper, TV, and radio, political workers, activists, and political junkies who need to stay on top of the 2008 Presidential race but can't spend all day searching for the hottest and most relevant material. Wonkosphere is also for those who seek an analysis of the political buzz that is timely and unbiased.'

Congresspedia
A wikipedia focusing on the 2008 Congressional races. Created by the Center for Media and Democracy, the Sunlight Foundation, and Citizen Journalists.

Elections 2008
Prepared by the University of Michigan Documents Center.

PolitiFact
"A service of the St. Petersburg Times and CQ."

Center for Public Integrity
"The Center for Public Integrity is a nonprofit organization dedicated to producing original, responsible investigative journalism on issues of public concern. The Center is non-partisan and non-advocacy. We are committed to transparent and comprehensive reporting both in the United States and around the world."

OpenSecrets
"OpenSecrets.org is your nonpartisan guide to money's influence on U.S. elections and public policy."

Fedspending.org
"On July 29, FedSpending.org was updated with new federal data, which provides site users with full spending data for federal contracts through the first two quarters of FY 2008 and federal assistance data for the first three quarters of FY 2007. This update also made minor site improvements, including added advanced search functionality and bugs fixes. The FedSpending.org database now contains over $18.7 trillion in federal spending dating back to FY 2000."

Ballotpedia.org
"Ballotpedia is a free, collaborative, online encyclopedia. It focuses on ballots, ballot measures, ballot access for initiatives and candidates, petition drives, the supporters and opponents of initiatives and, in general, all things ballot."

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